Uttarakhand receives a substantial boost for its road infrastructure as Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, greenlights Rs 250 crore under the Central Road Infrastructure Fund (CRIF). The decision came after a meeting with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami in Delhi, where they deliberated on road conditions and upcoming ropeway projects in the Himalayan state.
Key concerns addressed included broadening the Damta-Barkot route to Yamunotri Dham, providing an alternate path during landslide blockades, and expanding the 305-km Gwaldam-Simli-Jaublibi road connecting Garhwal with Kumaon. Gadkari assured prompt consideration for a DPR worth Rs 367 crore. Additionally, efforts to finalise the Dehradun Ring Road construction by NHAI were set in motion.